This quick and simple evening wind-down non-alcoholic drink is full of ingredients that will help promote a calm state of mind.
During the day and especially before bedtime, it’s a great idea to restore electrolyte loss and dehydration that may occur throughout the day from exercise, strenuous work, and not enough fluid intake.
B•T Fountain is a hydrating blend of ingredients that helps balance the body from within. Electrolytes are important for maintaining proper hydration. Electrolyte levels can be affected by factors such as sweating, dehydration, and certain medical conditions. Imbalances in electrolyte levels can lead to symptoms like muscle cramps, weakness, fatigue, and even irregular heartbeat.
B•T Fountain contains these hydrating powerhouse ingredients:
- Salt, or more specifically, sodium, plays a crucial role in maintaining electrolyte balance in the body. Sodium helps regulate the balance of fluids both within and outside cells. It works in conjunction with other electrolytes to maintain proper fluid levels in different compartments of the body, such as blood and cells.
- Calcium is necessary for muscle contraction and relaxation and maintaining the normal electrical activity of the heart, which regulates the heart’s rhythm.
- Magnesium is essential for energy production and maintaining heart rhythm. Sodium is a critical electrolyte that plays a central role in maintaining proper fluid balance in the body as well as blood pressure regulation.
- Potassium is a vital electrolyte that is essential for acid-base balance and regulating blood pressure by relaxing blood vessels.
The second ingredient in this mocktail is tart cherry juice. Tart cherry juice has been associated with promoting relaxation and improving sleep quality, primarily due to its content of certain compounds, including melatonin and anthocyanins.
Melatonin: Melatonin is a hormone that regulates the sleep-wake cycle. It is naturally produced by the body in response to darkness, helping to signal that it’s time to sleep. Tart cherries are one of the few natural food sources of melatonin, and consuming tart cherry juice may increase melatonin levels in the body, potentially promoting better sleep and relaxation.
Anthocyanins: Tart cherries are rich in anthocyanins, which are natural pigments that have antioxidant properties. These compounds have been suggested to have mild sedative effects, contributing to relaxation and potentially improving sleep quality.
This fruity mocktail is finished with a sprig of fresh mint. Mint is a popular herb known for its refreshing aroma and taste. While mint itself doesn’t contain specific compounds like melatonin in tart cherries, it has been traditionally used and believed to promote calmness and relaxation.
The aroma of mint is often associated with a sense of freshness and relaxation. Aromatherapy, which involves inhaling the essential oils of certain plants, including mint, is believed to have calming effects on the mind and body. The scent of mint may help reduce stress and anxiety, promoting a sense of calm.
- 1/4 cup filtered water
- 1 sachet Pique B•T Fountain
- 1/2 cup tart cherry juice
- Sprig of fresh mint
- Stir together filter cold water and B•T Fountain crystals until dissolved in a tall glass.
- Stir in tart cherry juice and pour over ice in a glass. Top with a sprig of fresh mint. Sip and relax!
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